Tag Archives: hoaxes

February 2, 1870

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1870, the “Cardiff Giant” was revealed as a fraud and nothing more than carved gypsum. The 10 foot tall “Giant” was discovered on October 16, 1869 on the farm of William C. Stub” Newell … Continue reading

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October 30, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1938 – Orson Welles’ “The War of the Worlds” aired on CBS radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic among many of … Continue reading

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October 29, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1998, the oldest known copy of Archimedes’ work sold for $2 million at a New York auction. It was a diagram of a crudely drawn man holding the end of a very long lever … Continue reading

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